Tom’s an alcoholic. But there’s something else. His mum says it’s the time of year. His sister says it’s the full moon. His dad hands him a drink.

All he knows is he needs help.

In Bushey Trees Psychiatric Hospital, Tom will try to regain control of his life. At first he wonders if there’s anything really wrong with him. But when he befriends patients Sam, Sunni and Luke his line of reality blurs. 

Will he begin to recover from his illness or take a darker path?


Inspired by real experiences, Drinking the Moon is a vivid depiction of life on a psychiatric ward from the mind of a patient.